Coastal Carolina softball pitcher Kaitlin Beasley-Polko, a freshman from Leonardtown, MD, is The Chanticleer Newspaper’s Player of the Month for February 2018.
In her first six appearances, Beasley-Polko started five games and posted a record of 4-1. She has pitched 33.0 innings, facing 119 batters and only walking five batters.
The freshman has struck out 46 batters, averaging nearly eight strikeouts per appearance. Her 46 strikeouts is tied for fifth-most in all of NCAA Division I softball. She ranks first in strikeouts by a freshman in both the NCAA and Sun Belt Conference. In the Sun Belt, Beasley-Polko only trails Randi Rupp from Texas State, who has recorded 51 strikeouts.
In her six appearances, Beasley-Polko has recorded an earned run average of 0.27 and has only allowed two runs all season long.
Be sure to come out this weekend to see Beasley-Polko take the mound as the Chanticleer softball team takes part in the Chanticleer Showdown tournament starting this Friday, Feb. 23.
The Chants take on Georgetown at 2:30 p.m. on Friday and then play St. Joseph’s at 5:00 p.m. that same day. The Chanticleers will then take on Pittsburgh at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 before another matchup with St. Joseph’s at 5:00 p.m. later that day. Coastal will finish of the Chanticleer Showdown with Sunday match against Georgetown. The first pitch for that game will be at noon.